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Philip Brown, MD

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Philip Brown

Chief Community Impact Officer

Novant Health

Labeled as a dent-maker by his mentorsand coaches, Dr. Philip Brown is known for disruptingorganizations and systems.As a statewide leader guiding the vision and direction of healthcarethrough numerous roles with NC Medical Society, Brown influenced the organization to increase diversity in its leadership and include health equity as a guiding principle. Additionally, he established the department of Health Equity & Human Experience as one of many areas under his oversight as Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Brown wasrecently appointedChiefCommunity ImpactOfficer forNovant Health where he assumed responsibility for developingstrategy forprovider workforce equity and public health policy. He will also lead efforts in Social Responsibility, Community Wellness, Community Benefit, and Community Engagement and Partnerships.
Dr. Brown received his MD from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1995 and a BA in Physical Education from UNC Wilmington in 1988 where he graduated Cum Laude. Hes been licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board since 1998 and certified by the American Board of Surgery both in general and vascular surgery. Brown completed hisgeneral surgeryresidency atthe Brody School of Medicine in 2001 and was a Fellow in Vascular Surgery with Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001-2002.His scope of practice included two years in academic surgery followed by twelve years in private practice before taking on full-time health care executive roles in 2016.


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